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Center for DoD User Productivity Enhancement and Technology Transfer


MISSION To bring university research results and expertise to bear in collaborative assistance and training for DoD users as part of the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP).

VISION The User Productivity Enhancement and Technology Transfer (PET) component of the DoD HPCMP is a bold and innovative university/industry/government effort to provide the essential user support and mode of capability enhancement that is necessary to address the wide variety of research and development demands arising from the science and technology programs supporting DoD's weapons development and warfighting support systems.


The DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program
The DoD HPCMP includes four Major Shared Resource Centers (MSRCs) - "supercomputing " centers:

  • ERDC - Army Engineering Research & Development Center at Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • ASC - Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center at Dayton, Ohio
  • ARL - Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen, Maryland
  • NAVO - Naval Oceanographic Office at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi

These four centers have DoD's biggest high performance computing (HPC) facilities. 40% of DoD's HPC power is in Mississippi: at NAVO and ERDC MSRCs. These four MSRCs are used by DoD researchers at DoD centers and at universities and industry with DoD contracts all over the country.

The PET Team
The HPCMP also includes the User Productivity Enhancement and Technology Transfer (PET) program to bring top-level HPC expertise from universities to bear in support of these DoD researchers using the four MSRCs.

University Partners:

Industrial Partners:

The PET Computational Technology Areas
The 10 technical areas supported by the MSU PET team are as follows, with the lead institution indicated:

PET Calendar
The PET team produces an annual calendar that serves as a quick reference to the supported functional areas and associated personnel contact information. Current and previous year calendars are available.

For additional information on the DoD HPCMP or PET program:

HPCMP website:
PET website: